Video: Tesla Model S Owner Jealous of Nissan LEAF’s Around View Monitor
There’s no perfect, one-size-fits-all EV out there today.
Even the Tesla Model S, with it unmatched performance, lacks some features that you’ll find on other EVs.
But are those lacking features something that a Model S owner desires? You bet, says YouTube uploader KmanAuto.
“Tesla DEFINITELY needs to add this to future versions of their cars!!!”
Says KmanAuto of the Nissan LEAF’s Around View Monitor.
What’s the Around View Monitor and how does it work?
Here’s what Nissan says:
Extra guidance functionality for the Around View Monitor
The Around View Monitor is a system that displays a virtual birds-eye view of the vehicle. For parking, the technology has been further enhanced to make it easy to understand, easy to use and easy to see. The Parking Guide is a display and voice guidance providing appropriate vehicle maneuvering assistance information for backing up and steering when parking into a garage or parallel parking, helping drivers to park more smoothly.
The fundamental configuration is the same as the Around View Monitor, utilizing four super-wide angle (180 degrees), high-resolution (1.3 megapixel) cameras on the front, rear and side mirrors of the vehicle. Footage from each camera is composited into a single sharp virtual birds-eye view image that, due to the use of super-wide angle and high-resolution cameras, allows the driver to see multiple views.
It sure looks like a trick feature to us, but we’re more interested in what LEAF owners with Around View think of the system and whether or not Model S owners agree with KmanAuto’s statement that Tesla DEFINITELY needs this.